Packaging World’s Leadership in Packaging 2012 Category Leaders Announced

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Packaging World’s 2012 Leadership in Packaging program recognizes leadership and excellence among packaging machinery, materials and services suppliers. This year, twenty-five companies have earned the honor of Category Leader.

Summit Media Group’s Packaging World ( magazine is pleased to announce the Category Leaders of the 2012 Leadership in Packaging program. Packaging World, the preeminent business magazine serving packaging professionals, launched this community-based program in January 2012. Packaging professionals were invited to visit the Leadership in Packaging site to vote for favorite suppliers among those listed in twenty-five machinery, materials and service categories. At the close of voting on September 30, the following companies earned the honor of Category Leader:

Adhesive Application/Taping: Shurtape Technologies
Bagging and Bag Sealing: Automated Packaging Systems
Cartoning: Aagard
Case/Tray Packing/Erect/Seal: Douglas Machine Inc.
Coding/Marking: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Container Handling: Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Controls & Automation: Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Filling - Dry Products/Capping/Induction Sealing: Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery
Filling - Liquid Products/Capping/Induction Sealing: Shibuya Hoppmann
Form/Fill/Seal: Triangle Package Machinery Company
Inspection/Testing: Thermo Scientific
Labeling: ID Technology
Multipacking: Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
Package Converting: Huhtamaki, Inc.
Palletizing/Material Handling: Intelligrated
Robotics: FANUC Robotics America
Weighing: Heat and Control/Ishida
Blisters/Clamshells: Klockner Pentaplast of America
Flexible Packaging: Printpack Inc.
Labels: WS Packaging Group Inc.
Protective Packaging: Pregis Corporation
Rigid Containers: HLP Klearfold
Contract Packaging: Verst Group Logistics
Distributors: TricorBraun
Integration/Consulting/Package Design: Material Transfer & Storage

Comments Joe Angel, Vice President and Publisher of Packaging World, “This is the third year we have offered this program and we appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge excellence. Thanks to all the participating companies and all the individuals who cast their votes and congratulations to our category leaders. Stay tuned for some changes we are making for 2013. Our newly-named Leaders in Packaging integrated program will offer unprecedented promotional value and an opportunity for participants to help us support packaging education.”

Category leaders will be recognized in Packaging World’s November issue. All participants in the 2012 program can be viewed at

About Summit Media Group, Inc.
Chicago-based Summit Media Group, Inc. ( is an integrated media publisher, offering business information for professionals in packaging and manufacturing automation. Print magazines include Packaging World, Automation World, Packaging World’s PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging. Industry-leading companion websites, apps and digital resources – including market-focused newsletters, playbooks and videos – offer additional business intelligence for Summit’s subscriber and online audiences. Summit also produces webinars and The Automation Conference, and owns

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